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Anton Gillis

Anton is an accomplished achiever in the South African hospitality industry with over 15 years of experience. Graduating from the Cape Town Hotel School, he then went on to start his career as a Guest Relations Manager at the well-known luxury retreat, The Grove hotel in the UK. He used his knowledge and experience to return to South Africa and form part of the Protea Hotel team who conceptualised and opened the Protea Fire and Ice! Hotel in Cape Town. One of the highlights of Anton’s studies was being able to attend the internationally recognized General Managers Programme at Cornell University in New York. After winning several industry awards and becoming an established and accomplished General Manager of Fire and Ice! Hotel Cape Town as well as the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch over the period of six years, he joined South Africa's largest private hospital group, Netcare. Anton was appointed as the General Manager for the Netcare Milpark Hospital. Netcare’s flagship hospital. With a passion for hospitality, he wanted to re-join an existing private property portfolio where he could add value through his operational experience and also create and actualize new opportunities for the stakeholders through his unique network. In his spare time Anton is a keen Mountain Biker, Slalom Waterskier and a PADI Dive Master.


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